Chemical and Biological Engineering (2024)
The Chemical and Biological Engineering programme covers the transformation of raw materials and energy into everyday products that society wants and needs. The products need to be made in a safe, sustainable, and cost-effective way. The programme covers the fundamentals and advanced aspects of chemical and process engineering, which includes the design and operation of the production processes. This programme provides an excellent foundation for a career across a wide range of sectors including the chemical, process, food, energy, water, and pharmaceutical industries. By studying chemical and biological engineering, you will learn a holistic approach to problem solving and gain essential skills for tackling global sustainability challenges in food, energy, water, and waste.
Chemical and Biological Engineering is available as a specified programme for the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons)).
To complete the specified programme in Chemical and Biological Engineering, students must complete the following programme.
Note: Students who have completed ENGCB580 should contact the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science for programme advice.
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Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location BIOMO101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology - Mātai Pūtau a Mātai Rāpoi Ngota Koiora 15.0 24B (Hamilton) An introduction to the central concepts of Molecular and Cellular Biology, including the ultrastructure and function of cells, the biochemical processes involved, and the role of DNA in cellular function, inheritance and evolution. He whakataki tenei pepa i nga aria pokapu o te Matai Putau, Matai Rapoi hoki, tae atu ana ki te ngota... CHEMY102 Chemical Reactivity - Tauhohehohe Matū 15.0 24B (Hamilton) A theoretical and practical course covering aspects of physical and organic chemistry. This course is required for the chemistry major. He pepa a-aria, a-mahinga hoki hei tirotiro i nga tuahuaranga o te matuora a-kikokiko, a-paraumu hoki He pepa matua o roto o te tohu matuora. ENGEN101 Engineering Maths and Modelling 1A 15.0 24A (Hamilton), 24A (Secondary School - Unistart), 24A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton) A study of the fundamental techniques of algebra and calculus with engineering applications. ENGEN102 Engineering Maths and Modelling 1B 15.0 24B (Hamilton), 24B (Secondary School - Unistart), 24B (Tauranga) & 24G (Hamilton) A further study of the fundamental techniques of algebra and calculus with engineering applications. Includes an introduction to relevant statistical methods. ENGEN103 Engineering Computing 15.0 24A (Hamilton), 24A (Tauranga), 24G (Hamilton) & 24X (Hainan University, Haikou, China) This paper introduces computer programming in languages such as the MATLAB and Python languages. It provides the basis for the programming skills required in more advanced papers. ENGEN111 Electricity for Engineers 15.0 24B (Hamilton), 24B (Tauranga) & 24X (Hamilton) Concepts underlying electricity such as current, voltage and power will be introduced, and apply these concepts to analyse electrical energy systems. ENGEN112 Materials Science and Engineering 15.0 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) Introduction to engineering materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, semiconductors and biomaterials) and their atomic structure and mechanical properties. Includes; elastic and plastic deformation, fracture mechanisms, failure in service, iron-carbon phase diagram, redox reactions in corrosion, production of polymers, ce... ENGEN170 Engineering and Society 15.0 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) Introduction to the role of engineering in society with a focus on sustainable development, data analysis, holistic systems thinking, and the future of work within a global and New Zealand context including an introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi. ENGEN180 Foundations of Engineering 15.0 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) Introduction to the engineering design process and computer aided design, fundamental principles of engineering analysis, open ended problem solving, engineering economics and the skills of a successful engineer. Includes a design-build-test experience.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location BIOMO201 Biochemistry 15.0 24B (Hamilton) The aim of this paper is to familiarize students with the structure and function of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates (as fundamental molecules of life). Students will be introduced to molecular techniques used to study these molecules and gain an appreciation of how they interact in living organisms in health and d... BIOMO203 Microbiology 15.0 24A (Hamilton) This paper will focus on microbial cell structure, function, and metabolism. Content and context will be drawn from both human and environmental examples. Students will acquire skills in microbiological laboratory techniques, data collection, data analysis, and report presentation. This paper is required for the Molecular and Cellu... CHEMY201 Organic Chemistry 15.0 24B (Hamilton) This paper covers aspects of organic chemistry including reaction mechanisms with carbanion and radical intermediates; mechanisms of reactions of carbonyl groups and multiple electrophilic substitutions of aromatic rings, also an introduction to carbohydrate chemistry is provided. ENGCB223 Fluid Mechanics 15.0 24B (Hamilton) This course covers the basic principles of fluid mechanics. Topics include fluid statics, fluid dynamics, Bernoulli and energy equations, momentum analysis of flow structures, flow measurement, dimensional analysis, internal flow in pipes and ducts, external flow over streamlined and bluffed bodies, pump sizing and selection, and a... ENGCB224 Heat and Mass Transfer 15.0 24B (Hamilton) This paper covers the fundamentals of heat and mass transfer analysis, including conduction, heat convection, radiation, molecular diffusion and mass convection. Finned surfaces and heat exchangers are also covered. ENGCB280 Process Engineering Design 1 15.0 24B (Hamilton) This paper covers mass balances around reactors and separation processes used by engineers in process design, CAD tools for process flow diagrams, pipe and instrumentation diagrams, and simple batch and continuous process modelling using software tools. ENGEN201 Engineering Maths and Modelling 2 15.0 24A (Hamilton) & 24H (Online) Calculus of Several Variables and its Applications. Vector calculus (Green's, Gauss' and Stokes' theorems). Taylor's Theorem in n dimensions. Introduction to ordinary differential equations and methods to solve them. ENGEN270 Engineering and Business 15.0 24B (Hamilton) This paper focuses on empowering students to become “business savvy” and prepared to enter the workplace and solve real-world problems. Topics covered include; team formation, design thinking, Lean Canvas, project management, Agile, risk management, project finance, professional ethics, preparing for the workplace, and business... ENGEN271 Engineering Work Placement 1 0.0 24X (Hamilton) This paper is taken by students undertaking their first work placement for the BE(Hons). It involves 400 hours of engineering-related work experience. The paper is typically undertaken during the November to February window after completing the two years of engineering study. ENGEN272 Engineering Work Placement 1 30.0 24X (Hamilton) This paper is taken by students undertaking their first work placement for the BE(Hons) concurrent with the Diploma in Engineering Management or Certificate in Professional Engineering Practice. It involves 400 hours of engineering-related work experience. The paper is typically undertaken during the November to February window aft... ENGEV241 Environmental Engineering 1 15.0 24A (Hamilton) This paper covers skills, knowledge and capability for environmental engineers so they can understand, investigate and evaluate environmental engineering problems and solutions. ENGME221 Engineering Thermodynamics 15.0 24A (Hamilton) This paper covers the fundamental concepts and laws of thermodynamics, including thermodynamics properties of substances, first and second law analysis, power cycles, refrigeration cycles and simple combustion analysis of engines. ENGMP211 Materials 1 15.0 24A (Hamilton) This paper will provide a foundation for understanding the relationship between material structure, processing and behaviour to support engineering of materials and engineering with materials. ENGMP214 Materials Manufacturing Processes 15.0 24A (Hamilton) This paper gives an understanding of fundamental principles and relationships between manufacturing processes and component microstructure and properties. Knowledge of metrology and non-destructive testing in modern manufacturing is also introduced.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location BIOMO301 Advanced Biochemistry 15.0 24B (Hamilton) This paper builds on the principles of biochemistry introduced in BIOMO201 to examine molecular mechanisms underlying cellular communication and trafficking of proteins between organelles, cellular stress responses, cell death, and the degradation of biomolecules. Students will also examine the molecular basis of human diseases suc... BIOMO303 Advanced Microbiology 15.0 24B (Hamilton) The paper will provide knowledge of microbial functions and the role of the microbiome in human and ecosystem health. ENGCB321 Thermal Engineering 15.0 24B (Hamilton) Application of engineering thermodynamics to steady and unsteady industrial processes, including, steam boiler systems, advanced power and refrigeration cycles, cooling towers and plant utility systems ENGCB323 Chemical Reaction Engineering 15.0 24A (Hamilton) This paper is an introduction to the quantitative treatment of chemical and biological reaction and reactor engineering, including homogeneous and heterogeneous reacting systems. ENGCB324 Mass Transfer Operations 15.0 24A (Hamilton) This paper covers the application of heat and mass transfer, and thermodynamics to chemical and physical separation process. ENGCB327 Food and Bioprocess Engineering 15.0 24B (Hamilton) Food and Bioprocess operations play a key role in the manufacture of products such as dairy and meat products, vaccines, food and the like at industrial scale. This paper will cover the fundamentals and application of fermentation, separation, thermal processing and freezing operations that form the core of many food and bioprocess... ENGCB380 Process Engineering Design 2 15.0 24B (Hamilton) Conceptual and detailed design, costing and economic assessment of chemical, biological and materials process plants, including software and numerical simulation, separation trains, heat exchanger and pump sizing, and reactor kinetics. ENGCV323 Water Engineering 2 15.0 24A (Hamilton) Application of hydraulics and hydrology in water engineering such as design of water distribution systems, fundamentals of flow in open channels, design of hydraulic structures, fundamentals of surface water hydrology, rainfall-runoff models, analysis and modelling of hydrological processes, fundamentals of groundwater hydrology, d... ENGEN370 Engineering and the Environment 15.0 24A (Hamilton) This paper covers sustainability in engineering design and renewable energy generation through the critical lens of environmental impact assessment, risk and resilience, sustainable infrastructure and development, material and energy flow analysis, emissions, carbon accounting and life cycle analysis. ENGEN371 Engineering Work Placement 2 0.0 24X (Hamilton) This paper is taken by students undertaking their second work placement for the BE(Hons). It involves 400 hours of engineering-related work experience. The paper is typically undertaken during the November to February window after completing the three years of engineering study. ENGEN372 Engineering Work Placement 2 30.0 24X (Hamilton) This paper is taken by students undertaking their second work placement for the BE(Hons) concurrent with the Diploma in Engineering Management or Certificate in Professional Engineering Practice. It involves 400 hours of engineering-related work experience. The paper is typically undertaken during the November to February window af... ENGEN390 Special Topics in Engineering 1 15.0 24X (Hamilton) An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff. ENGEV341 Environmental Engineering 2 15.0 24B (Hamilton) This paper covers the design, operation and management of unit processes used in environmental engineering including air, water, wastewater, storm water, waste, soils and noise treatment and control systems. ENGME352 Control and Applications 15.0 24A (Hamilton) This paper teaches students the theory and application of control in mechanical and electrical systems. This paper covers the introduction of s-domain and plane, open and closed-loop control, PID control, digital control, root locus and frequency response analysis. ENGMP311 Materials 2 15.0 24B (Hamilton) It will develop understanding of the relationship between material structure, processing and behaviour to support engineering of materials and engineering with materials.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location ENGCB521 Advanced Process Control 15.0 24A (Hamilton) This paper covers the fundamentals of process control, and introduces advanced process control strategies. ENGCB523 Advanced Energy Engineering 15.0 24B (Hamilton) Application of engineering thermodynamics, process integration and pinch analysis to energy systems including renewable energy systems and energy storage, small and large industrial utility systems with and without cogeneration, distributed and smart energy systems, and green buildings. ENGCB527 Advanced Food and Bioprocess Engineering 15.0 24B (Hamilton) Food and Bioprocess operations play a key role in the manufacture of dairy products, vaccines, meat products, and the like. This paper will cover plant-wide process design of food and bioprocesses ad advanced mathematical modelling of these operations. ENGCB581 Advanced Process Engineering Design 15.0 24A (Hamilton) Design teams will design a processing plant to meet the specifications of a design brief including mass and energy balances, economic evaluation and detailed design of nominated equipment. ENGEN570 Engineering and the Profession 15.0 24D (Hamilton) The roles and responsibilities of professional engineers are examined. Topics include; project management, leadership, negotiation, ethical responsibilities, legal duties, Treaty of Waitangi, intellectual property and professional communication. ENGEN582 Honours Research and Development Project 45.0 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga) This paper provides the "capstone" project required to complete an accredited engineering degree. The paper builds on the knowledge and skills students have gained in the first three years of their professional engineering degree and reinforces the multidisciplinary aspect of engineering. Students will learn how to carry out a Res... ENGEN583 Special Topics in Engineering 3 15.0 24X (Hamilton) An independent theoretical literature or experimental investigation of an engineering topic supervised by a member of staff. ENGEV541 Advanced Water and Wastewater Engineering 15.0 24A (Hamilton) This course covers advanced aspects of design and operation of unit processes in water and waste water treatment, and process modelling and simulation tools such as Sumo19 and Superpro Designer. ENGEV542 Waste Minimisation Engineering 15.0 24A (Hamilton) Design of processes for the handling, recycling, reuse, treatment and disposal of domestic and industrial solid wastes including treatment plant sludges, assessment and modeling of gaseous emissions, odour, particulates, and air pollution control systems. ENGMP512 Advanced Materials Manufacture 15.0 24A (Hamilton) This paper deals with advanced materials science knowledge and principles underlying materials engineering. It focuses on the relationships between processing conditions and microstructures of materials and major materials processing technologies.
2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 22 February 2024 8:39am